The programme of the 15th International Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium is as follows.

Please note that the programme may be subject to change.

Thursday, 26 March 2020: Day 1, Session 1

11:30   Registration and lunch

13:00   Welcome and introduction

13:15   Prof Berthold Koletzko (DE): Nutrition during the first 1000 days of life – impact on long-term health

14:00   Prof Sertac Arslanoglu (TR): The future of donor human milk and milk banking in the NICU and Maternity

14:45   Break

15:15   Prof Lars Bode (US): Connecting the dots to advance human milk research and application

16:00   Share point and question time

16:30   Conclusions and agenda for next day

16:45   Welcome reception

Friday, 27 March 2020: Day 2, Session 2

08:00   Registration and coffee

08:30   Welcome and introduction

09:00   Assoc Prof Donna Geddes (AU): Optimal infant development – it’s all about volume and dose of milk components

09:45   Short talks from new researchers: Key abstracts submitted for poster - oral presentations

10:45   Break

Friday, 27 March 2020: Day 2, Session 3

11:15   Prof Diane Spatz (US): Pro-Active Management of lactation to ensure coming to volume

12:15   Lunch

13:15   Close of poster presentations

Increasing the dose of mothers own milk in the NICU: A Quality Improvement approach

13:15   Prof Han Shuping (CN)

13:55   Dr. Rosalina Barroso (PT)

14:35   Break

15:00   Poster Award Presentation

15:10   Prof Christoph Fusch (DE): Optimization of infant feeding practices in the NICU

15:55   Prof. Paula Meier (US): Lactation Physiology in Breast-Pump Dependent Mothers of NICU Infants: Evidence and Best Practices

16:40   Share point and question time

17:10   Conclusions and closing remarks

17:15   Symposium closes